NRCS Conservation Practices included in COMET-Planner are only those that have been identified as having greenhouse gas mitigation and/or carbon sequestration benefits on farms and ranches. This list of conservation practices is based on the qualitative greenhouse benefits ranking of practices prepared by NRCS.
Emission reduction coefficients were derived from recent meta-analyses and reviews. Coefficients were generalized at the national-scale and differentiated by dry and humid climate zones. More information on quantification methods can be found in the COMET-Planner Report.
Each emission reduction is calculated using the following equation:
Emission reduction = Area (acres) * Emission Reduction Coefficient (ERC)
|Emission Reduction Coefficients (ERC)
(tonnes CO2 equivalent per acre per year)
|NRCS Conservation Practices|